Once again I captured a visitor to our home. This time a Helophilus Trivittatus Hover Fly (Male). This guy was a large one. Almost as large as the Drone flies that seem to have invaded our garden.
Having captured it within a glass, I once again set to providing a small droplet of honey on a sheet of white paper. Placing the glass over it, I waited about a minute before the hover found the honey and gorged itself.
Firstly a cheeky little shot in the glass.
Then a variation of shots. Sorry there's so many but when you have such a compliant subject, you take liberties.
The next two, you can see a couple of droplets on the eye
This one I took as a typical entomology study book style shot
And this final shot was taken with two extension tubes (can't remember which ones)